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The 8 Craziest Job Openings in the Military-Industrial Complex

Posted on December 29th, 2012 at 18:03 by Paul Jay in category: News -- Write a comment


Top-secret janitor. Pollster to the spies. Classified comic book artist. Any organization sufficiently large is bound to have the odd job opening within it. But few organizations are as freakin’ colossal as the U.S. military intelligence industrial complex, with an estimated 4.9 million Americans holding security clearances today. Which means there are thousands of unconventional positions to fill at any given moment.

Here are some of the wilder military and intelligence “help wanted” ads we found online. Some classifieds are for truly wacky jobs. Others are for slightly more standard positions — but presented in an odd way. If you find more, let us know in the comments, on Twitter or on Facebook. We’ll post some of the best suggestions.

Military-Industrial Artist

Twitter Stalker

Russian Counter-Espionage Expert

Yiddish Linguist

Mexican Drug War Instructor

Bio-Weapons Hunter

Gallup Pollster

Top Secret Janitor


  1. Lame article. If you have a secure-type facility, it would be stupid if your janitors were badly paid, with no benefits, and no security clearance. Same for your sources of polling information.
    Wired magazine: Teenagers writing for teenagers for, what? Twenty years? Crikey.

  2. As my mum said: “The cleaner is a very sensitive position. They have to be well treated, otherwise the secret specifications you left on your desk will end up somewhere inconvenient.”

    Cleaning ladies, janitors, all walk around in places where sensitive information and documents are present. Also secrets – who did you see leaving the photocopy room gentleman first, lady a few moments later?

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